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Fool a Big Buck's Wary Nose with Scent-Control Clothing

(Photo courtesy of Academy)
(Photo courtesy of Academy)

Got big dreams for a big buck this fall? Then you've got to beat a whitetail's senses, starting with his nose

To put venison in the freezer and a big-antlered buck on the wall, a deer hunter must do several things right.

For starters, there’s being in the right spot at the right time with your stand perfectly positioned to intersect with a big buck’s daily movements. That’s quickly followed by the need to be proficient with your weapon, the ability to make a steady and true shot when the biggest and best opportunity of the autumn season presents itself.

But none of the above will matter if a hunter fails to beat a whitetail’s senses – most notably that amazing nose – an olfactory computer that can detect danger from incredible distances. In fact, so important is a whitetail’s sense of smell that if you don’t beat an old monarch’s Roman nose testing the freshening breeze, the simple truth is that you’ll never put your tag on his outsized antlers.

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